Thanksgiving Tribute to My Parents

On this Thanksgiving Day I would like to share with all of you the Special Letter I wrote to my parents. I hope you’ll enjoy it and take time to be thankful for all you have.

Dear Mom and Dad,  As I thank God for all the years we have had both of you I wish to share the influence you have made on all of us. These are just a few of the wonderful life’ lessons we have learned from you. 

To Believe in God, our family, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and miracles. 

To have Faith that no matter what happens we can get through things together. We are never alone as long as we have God in our hearts and family by our side. 

To Cherish family & friendships above all. Things are just things but family and friends are treasures that last forever. 

To Hope for a better future for all. To hope that those we love will live long and healthy lives. 

 To Give to those who are less fortunate than we are. It doesn’t matter how little we have there are always those who have less than we do. You will be surprised at what you can do without when you are giving to others. 

 To Encourage others as often as you can. It’s OK to shout and cheer at games and activities. We need to let everyone know we are there! 

To Celebrate every holiday, birthday, graduation, promotion, wedding, and new baby together. It’s not always easy but it is always fun to have the large family gatherings. The stress of preparation will give way to the joy of togetherness.

 To Forgive others for the things they have said or done that may have offended or hurt us. To ask God’s forgiveness for the times we have let Him down. 

To be strong when you need to and mushy when you can’t. If mom can cry at Hallmark commercials I can too!  

To Love unconditionally. Love can overcome anything. Hugs and kisses are OK for everyone! That as long as there is love in your heart you will never be alone in our family.

 To Give Thanks and count our blessings not our misfortunes. There are always things to be grateful for even in difficult times. To give thanks to God every day for all of our blessings. 

 To Pray to God for the strength to live each day as if it was our last. To pray and prepare so when our time on earth passes we may be reunited in Heaven.

 I Love You!


  1. Margie Morey says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. What a testimony!

  2. Lynda Simmons says:

    Dear Karen,
    Thanks so much for sharing your Thanksgiving letter to your parents. I appreciated the thanks you gave to them and to God. I am also a Christian and I so appreciated the fact that you didn’t hesitate to let others know that you are too. You gave Him the glory.
    I was feeling a little confused today when I visited your website. I now want to write the goals down, stop procrastinating and get going. Thanks for encouraging and motivating me. Blessings,

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